"It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses."~ Colette
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
"...there is no more ridiculous custom than the one that makes you express sympathy once and for all on a given day to a person whose sorrow will endure as long as his life. Such grief, felt in such a way, is always "present," it is never too late to talk about it, never repetitious to mention it again."
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
"Real grief is not healed by time... If time does anything, it deepens our grief. The longer we live, the more fully we become aware of who she was for us, and the more intimately we experience what her love meant for us. Real, deep love is, as you know, very unobtrusive, seemingly easy and obvious, and so present that we take it for granted. Therefore, it is often only in retrospect--or better, in memory--that we fully realize its power and depth. Yes, indeed, love often makes itself visible in pain."
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
A used textbook should not cost nearly $200!
The most expensive textbook in the college bookstore my freshman year of college was the Calculus textbook. The brand new, thick tome cost a shocking $118! I used it for two semesters, and then I lent it to a roommate for a semester. So the distributed cost was not so terrible.
But I just cannot get over the sticker shock for this relatively petite stats textbook.
Oy vey! I just found Huffington Post this article on the rate of increasing textbook prices.